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Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce

"Sticky" is a Kansas City barbecue (and Asian) term for thick and sweet sauces.


This recipe goes with Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce

Southern Living OCTOBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups
  • Hands-on: 25 Minutes
  • Total: 25 Minutes


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (11.2-oz.) bottle stout beer
  • 1 cup spicy barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup fig preserves
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


1. Sauté onion in hot oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Gradually stir in beer. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half. Reduce heat to medium.

2. Stir in barbecue sauce and next 2 ingredients, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Note: We tested with Guinness Extra Stout beer and Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet 'n Spicy Barbecue Sauce.


Prep and cook sauce 3 days ahead. Cover and chill, and reheat when ready.


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Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce Recipe